Welcome to WartimeNI with Scott Edgar

It's not a museum, it's not an official archive... Just what is WartimeNI? The founder and host of the 'A Wee Bit Of War' podcast, Scott Edgar, explains all.

'Welcome to WartimeNI'

WartimeNI is the digital platform for all things Second World War related in Northern Ireland. Here, you can pay a virtual visit to airfields, beach defences, bunkers, shelters, memorials, monuments, and bomb sites. You can find out all about royal visits, the effects of the Belfast Blitz, Polish pilots, and the arrival of around 300,000 American GIs. It's much more than just military history.

Transcription

Hello, I’m Scott from WartimeNI, the digital platform for all things Second World War related in Northern Ireland. I’ve been researching Ulster’s role in the Second World War for the last decade. I’ve visited airfields, beach defences, bunkers, shelters, memorials, monuments, and bomb sites. I’ve researched royal visits, the effects of the Belfast Blitz, and the arrival of around 300,000 American GIs. And, I’ve written hundreds of articles to make it easy for you to find out more about them.

At WartimeNI, we aim to tell a complete story of Ulster during the war. There’s much more to it than just military history. We talk about social history, women’s history, black history, queer history… If it’s got a good story, we’ll cover it.

As well as the articles and profiles on WartimeNI.com, I also host the podcast ‘A Wee Bit Of War’, where we chat with a range of authors, academics, and others to bring more stories to a wider audience. Enjoy your visit to the website, sign up for our free weekly newsletter, subscribe to the podcast, or simply tell your friends, families, and everyone else about WartimeNI.

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